It’s a free (and fun!) reading program that helps kids avoid the summer slide — the learning loss that can occur over summer break — by reading for enjoyment. Starting July 15, 2021, your kids can enter the books they’re reading through August 31, 2021 and compete to win up to $1500 in cash and prizes.
Throughout this challenge, we look forward to you and your kids discovering some pretty incredible reads and sharing your journey with us!
Statistics shows the majority of kids (77%) and parents (94%) believe that summer reading can help kids during the school year. However, 20% percent of kids report reading zero books during the summer, and many may need a little guidance finding great books to read for fun (rather than ones that make reading seem like a chore). Studies show that when kids don’t read over the summer, they lose core reading skills and fall behind when they return to school in the fall. Keeping kids reading over the summer helps them maintain and even enhance their skills in a variety of subjects.
You can sign up using the quick “Sign Up Today!” form on this page! Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The core range for this Challenge is ages 0 to 17, which means parents, if you read aloud to your younger children, you can enter the books read on their behalf!
Upon registration you will receive a link to the reading tracking form. You will be asked to enter your Childs name, select your age group and provide the Title of the Book, the author in addition to the date read.
Keeping kids reading over the summer helps them maintain and even enhance their skills in a variety of subjects.
Future Promises Foundation addresses the need for youth development, after-school programming, and community engagement of the low-income children and families throughout New Castle County but primarily in the city of Wilmington.